As Lyle reported for this blog, yesterday the Court denied Ohio’s request that it stay the Sixth Circuit’s decision precluding it from closing early voting opportunities to the general public.  Additional coverage of the Court’s order comes from Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Rick Hasen at the Election Law Blog, Dan Burns of Reuters, Ann Sanner of the Associated Press, Emily Deruy of ABC News, Joe Guillen of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dan Froomkin and Trymaine Lee of the Huffington Post, Sam Baker of The Hill, Jeremy Leaming at ACSblog, Ruthann Robson at Constitutional Law Prof Blog, and Emily Schultheis at Politico.

Also making news yesterday was the D.C. Circuit Court’s invalidation of the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the petitioner in the 2006 Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.  In addition to Lyle, who covered the decision for this blog, other coverage comes from Sara Forden of Bloomberg News, Charlie Savage of The New York Times, Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Pete Yost of the Associated Press, Steven D. Schwinn of Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Terry Baynes of Reuters, and Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy.


  • At NPR, Nina Totenberg reflects on the life of Arlen Specter, a five-term Senator who “was a key member of the Judiciary Committee and a major player in the confirmation proceedings of 14 Supreme Court nominees.”
  • In his “Relist (and Hold) Watch” feature for this blog, John Elwood reports on the two new relists (in Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. and Nitro-Lift Technologies, LLC v. Howard) and one new hold (in Ryan v. James) from Monday’s order list.
  • At this blog Kali Borkoski has a Q&A with Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr., the authors of Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It.
  • Kent Scheidegger of Crime and Consequences reports that yesterday the California Supreme Court “decided a trio of cases trying to make sense out of last term’s splintered US. Supreme Court decision in Williams v. Illinois.”
  • For Greenwire, Lawrence Hurley reports that “amid all the partisan gridlock in Washington, there’s one institution the next president is likely to have a major say in shaping: the Supreme Court.”

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Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 17, 2012, 10:19 AM),